• Thursday, July 16, 2020

  • CUI

  • International Office

Brief Description:

The purpose of the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship is: To create opportunities for leading conservation scientists to strengthen their skills through two years of applied post-doctoral research, supplemented by training programs, peer networking, and field learning experiences; so that they may: 1. Build productive partnerships with conservation practitioners; and 2. Contribute and communicate scientific knowledge to problems of critical importance in conservation. Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship

Host Institution(s):        United States Institution

Course Level:                     Postdoc


 Subject(s):                          Conservation science and closely related fields



  • Smith Fellows are awarded two years of support for applied research in the field of conservation science and closely related fields.
  • Each Fellow will receive an annual salary of $59,000 plus benefits, with the post-doctoral position expected to run for two consecutive years.
  • In addition to the stipend, each Fellow receives a travel budget of $8,000 and a research fund of $32,000 over the 2-year fellowship period.



  • To be eligible individuals must have completed their doctorate within the past five years or by the time the award is made in 2021.
  • Applicants who have not yet completed their doctorate must clearly indicate on the application the date the degree is expected.
  • These Fellowships provide support for outstanding early-career scientists from around the globe based at a United States institution to improve and expand their research skills while directing their efforts towards problems of pressing conservation concern for the United States.

Deadline:    1 September 2020

For more detail about eligibility and how to apply,